Well, I haven’t written since the 9th of May. In April, I had determined I would keep up writing on Tuesdays with the Two Writing Teachers’ Slice of Life challenge. My commitment lasted a few weeks. Today I’m back. No promises for the future of my Tuesdays, but the summer looks hopeful. This is my… Read more Summer’s Here
I am open and questioning I wonder why I’m so tired I hear Inshallah and Shukran I see the turquoise glittering buildings in Manama I want to know the Truth I am open and questioning I pretend to know too much I feel like screaming into my pillow I touch my badge and shine it… Read more I Am Denise and Other Poems
“Miss, I saw you yesterday at City Centre!” my student shyly said to me this morning. After yesterday’s Labor Day national holiday, we came back to school and I was greeted by two children telling me something very similar about our separate chance meetings at the mall yesterday. “Yes, I did see you yesterday in the… Read more What’s My Teacher Doing Here?
Standards and Assessment – A few random thoughts for this week’s #edublogsclub prompt. I’ve taught with and without standards, but I prefer and believe we need standards-based education. I also believe we need standards-based grading. We should be able to look at the standard and using descriptive narration tell how the student is and isn’t meeting… Read more Standards and Assessment
Today, to be honest, I should not be blogging. I should be finishing my grades for quarter 3, which are due any day now. (Like tomorrow, but I am having a hard time admitting that!) After a month of blogging daily in March, I am relieved and excited to join the only-once-a-week Tuesday Slice of Life… Read more Tipi and Slice of Life Tuesday – No Grades